The Chicago Council on Global Affairs provides policy guidance and public education on the big global challenges.  This includes a growing portfolio of work on the empowerment and status of women and girls, gender and development, and these issues in relation to peace and security. The Council’s work on gender and international politics builds on its substantial experience in global development research and public education as part of the Women and Global Development Forum.
The Intern, Global Food and Agriculture Program: Women, Peace, and Security will train under the supervision from the of the ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow, Women, Peace, and Security.
The Intern performs a variety of tasks supporting the annual Global Food Security Symposium, policy reports, and Council blog platforms including:

  • Research tasks directed by the Fellow
  • Administrative tasks to support the Fellow's ongoing list of activities and publications
  • Brief writing and editing
  • Social media outreach
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Undergraduate junior or senior or graduate student
  • Demonstrated interest in topics related to gender and development
  • Strong research, editing, and writing skills
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the UN's Women, Peace, and Security agenda helpful, but not necessary


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